Joe Inoue


 


Joe Inoue was born in Los Angeles, California under Japaneseparents who moved to the states to follow their career.
He grew up in an environment filled with music, and started listening to music seriously in his middle school years.
He listened to as many types of music, no matter what the genre.
By doing so, he achieved versatility in writing music.

Despite his birth in Los Angeles, Inoue never failed to learn how to speak fluent Japanese.
He accomplished this mainly by "reading crapload of mangas and watching Japanese TV shows", he says.

Gradually, Inoue started recording his own materials on a multi-track recorder, with him playing every
instrument, including vocals, guitar, bass, drums, etc. Hell, he even produces/arranges/mixes his own songs!

In 2005, he decided to send few of his demos to Japan, and signed a record deal with Ki/oon Music / Sony
Music Entertainment Japan. He made his debut with his first E.P., "IN A WAY" in 2007.
Since then, he has released four singles and two albums. He is best known for "CLOSER", which was used as the opening theme for one the most
popular anime in the world, "NARUTO".

Inoue is a member of "J-MELO", a television program by NHK that is being aired in 180 countries.
2013, He starting his new project called “TENGUBOY”.




井上ジョー


1985年8月30日生まれ


作詞・作曲・全楽器演奏・アレンジ、プロデュース、エンジニアリングととにかく全てを1人でやってのけるマルチクリエーター。

日・米ふたつの文化をごく自然に感じ育った彼は、そこから培った天性のミクスチャー感覚を形成。日本のカルチャーを敬愛し、
LAで日本カルチャーを存分に吸収。マンガから生きた日本語を学び、独自のセンスを確立。
お笑いやダジャレも大好きで、独特の視点から言葉を自由に操り生み出すサウンドはオリジナリティあふれる奇想天外なポップワールド。

英語・日本語はネイティヴ。その他にも中国語(北京語)が得意。

NHK国際放送「J-MELO」準レギュラー出演中。
2013年は新プロジェクトとして「TENGUBOY」がスタート。
また、自身の活動と並行して楽曲提供やプロデュースなども手掛ける。